Baby boom
   The end of World War II and the return of service personnel from abroad saw a sudden increase in marriage and consequently births. Marriage rates (per 1,000 unmarried women over the age of 15) rose from 73.0 in 1939 to 118.1 in 1946. In 1946, the birth rate (number of live births per 1,000 people) rose from under 20 in the late 1930s to 26.6 in 1947. In 1946, 3.4 million babies were born, and in 1947 the number was 3.8 million. Between 1948 and 1953 more babies were born than in the preceding 30 years. The long-term effect was felt in the 1960s when these children came of age and were a dominant social and cultural force.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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